Let’s face it, while LASIK will cure your bad eyesight and contact lenses will hide your impaired vision, we don’t wear glasses just because we need them–we wear them because we want to look good. Since glasses have come back in style, with many people wearing frames without corrective lenses just for the look, we uncovered four of the top eyewear trends for women this year. Read below to find out how you can be ahead on the styles, and then visit our optical shop or book an appointment to find frames that look great on you.
Trend #1 – Wide, Textured, and Tortoise
These aren’t your mom’s glasses. Bringing 80s fashion back into the mix, these wide-framed tortoiseshells look great with a contemporary style. Textured, thin frames compliment your bone structure and pop when paired with an earth-toned scarf as in the below image. These are the perfect frames for anyone owning an alternative style, but reveal a diverse range when paired with different outfits, looking great for dress-up, too.
Photo by Pierre Kroupensky on Flickr
Trend #2 – Big, Chunky, and Prominent
The massive glam-rock frames are back in style, but with a subtler approach that makes them fit for business professionals and weekend fashionistas alike. These look great paired with a simple necklace and outfit, and are a perfect selection for those of us with more prominent features. If you’re more style-minded than professional, these frames look even better in white.
Photo by Andrew James on Flickr
Trend #3 – Thin, Square, and Subtle
While big glasses look great on certain people, not everyone wants to be known for the frames they wear. This trend features the wide, squarish lenses popular today, but with frames so thin they’re nearly invisible. No matter your style, these frames look good on everyone, and match a diverse range of outfits and faces. If you like the feel and look of glasses but don’t want them to stand out, these are the frames for you.
Photo by Wasting Time on Flickr
Trend #4 – Big, Round, and Tinted
Finally, we have the biggest trend for 2014. Combining elements of the first two trends, these high-style frames take it a step further by introducing a varied color spectrum in both the lenses and the frames. Dubbed the “Instagram look,” this very contemporary style is a must for any tech-junkie or social media aficionado who wants the entire world to resemble their photos–sepia toned and high definition.
Incorporate these trends into your look, and come back next week when we’ll be discussing the Four Eyewear Trends for Men in 2014.